The "Living Today" Holiday Gift Guide (a weekly segment on air) features the handmade, handcrafted, artisanal gifts that are available just in time for the holidays. Adam Brown of Etsy, came by the studios to share his gift guide recs. Adam also told us that the meaning behind Etsy remains a mystery that’s yet to be revealed! We’ll keep you posted when the name gets revealed. In the meantime, below are Etsy-approved gift suggestions. Etsy specializes in presenting arts and crafts items that include candles, crocheting, ceramics, and pottery; a whole range of handcrafted items!
A gift idea for under $25 is a sun and moon mason jar that is made of mostly recyclable items, battery-operated, and features frosted glass.
This handbound leather journal sells for under $50 and works great for pencil, pen, and even pastels. The pages are hand-stitched into the leather.
If you want to surprise someone with an unusual gift you might consider this trio of beer soaps; made with actual beer! They feature Corona beer soap with lime essential oils, Fort Collins Shocolate Stout with cocoa butter and Goose Island Oatmeal Stout with natural oatmeal and honey. They go for $7 each.
Another suggestion from Etsy is a handmade wreath that is perfect for the holidays but also appropriate for the rest of the winter season as well. The wreath is priced at around $30.
Happy Holidays and look for more Living Today Holiday Gift Guides on this blog!